Space

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Four questions for Mathieu Lapôtre on Dune

A Stanford dune expert discusses watching desert-based movies from the perspective of a geoscientist, the realities of otherworldly dunes, and what his research can tell us about the ancient environment of Earth and other planets.

Stanford study predicts new limit of life at high salinity

Stanford study on microbes in extremely salty water suggests life may survive conditions previously thought to be uninhabitable. The research widens the possibilities for where life may be found throughout our solar system and shows how changes in salinity may affect life in aquatic habitats on Earth.

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Dark matter, bright future

As the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology celebrates its 20th anniversary, its scientists look forward to new telescopes and unprecedented volumes of data.

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Testing the device that will map the universe

Three SLAC scientists explain what they do to ensure the world’s largest digital camera for astronomy is ready for the big time.

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The universe’s wonder years

Beyond a few billion years ago, galaxies are too distant for even the most powerful telescopes to resolve. A new technique could allow astrophysicists to map the entire universe, which is about 14 billion years old.